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Early voting for Padang Serai, Tioman closed

Early voting for Padang Serai, Tioman closed
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 3): Early voting for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat in Kedah and the Tioman state seat in Pahang has ended on Saturday (Dec 3) evening.

The two early voting centres for Tioman, with the centre at Tetek police station closing at noon, ahead of the centre at Rompin district police headquarters, which closed at 5pm, Pahang Election Commission (EC) director Datuk Zamree Hamli said. 

“The percentage turnout for early voting for the Tioman seat was 95.88%," he said when contacted on Saturday, adding that voting, which began at 8am, went smoothly.

Meanwhile, the early voting centre for Padang Serai seat at Kulim district police headquarters, which opened at 8am, closed at 2pm.

A total of 319 police personnel registered as early voters at three of the centres, 76 of them for Padang Serai and 243 for Tioman.

Elections for both constituencies were postponed following the deaths of contesting candidates: Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) M Karupaiya for Padang Serai and Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) Md Yunus Ramli for Tioman.

Karupaiya, 69, died on Nov 16 of a suspected heart attack and health complications while Md Yunus, 61, died just several hours before polling began on Nov 19.

The EC set polling day on Dec 7 with a campaigning period of 13 days beginning after nominations until 11.59pm on Dec 6.

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